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Openness in Adoption

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About the Course:

The fact sheet upon which this course is based defines open adoption, including information about the laws regarding open adoption and research findings about the effects of open adoption on the adoption triad. It discusses implications for agency policy around adoption openness, foster care adoptions, and when open adoption may not be in the child’s best interest. It includes a list of useful web sites, books and articles for both families and professionals, and the pros and cons of each type of adoption (confidential, mediated, and open).

This course is based on the reading-based online, Openness in Adoption created by Child Welfare Information Gateway staff

Journal/Publisher:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Publication Date:

February 2003

Course Material Author

Child Welfare Information Gateway staff

Course Creator

Dan Rebek, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about the concept of open adoption and its implications. It is appropriate for an introductory level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe laws and goals regarding open adoption.

  2. Review research findings and describe the implications they present for adoption agency policies.

  3. Identify unresolved issues that exist regarding openness in adoption.

  4. Be able to access resources identified for further information as needed.

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American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

1 CE credit hour

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American Psychological Association (APA)

1 CE credit hour

CE Learning Systems is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)

1 CE credit hour

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

1 CPD hour

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Course Retired
Course Number 101418
1 credit hour
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  • Reading-Based Online
Exam Fee: No Longer Available
4.39 out of 5
167 members have taken this course

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